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What Are They?Popular SovereigntyLimited GovernmentFederalismSeparation of PowersChecks and BalancesJudicial Review

Popular Sovereignty- he United States Constitution is based on the idea of popular sovereignty, which means rule by the people. This is the very reason the preamble to the Constitution starts out with the words: 'We the people...' Limited Government- The Reasons why this principles were important because the framers of the The constitution wanted to create a government of the people,for the people, by the people and a government that has limited power.Federalism- Federalism insures that states retain sovereign power and preserves the concept of the Constitution because the Constitution is designed to tell the government what it CAN NOT DO.Seperation of powers- History has time and again shown that unlimited power in the hands of one person or group in most cases means that others are suppressed or their powers curtailed. The separation of powers in a democracy is to prevent abuse of power and to safeguard freedom for all.Checks and Balances- he system of checks and balances is used to keep the government from getting too powerful in one branch. Judical Review- Judicial review is the power established through the landmark supreme court case Marbury v. Madison. It allows a higher court to review cases with questionable constitutionality

Why Are They Important?

The Six Basic Principals Of Our ConstitionBy: Sabrina Barker

DefinitionsPopular Sovereignty-the principle that the authority of the government is created and sustained by the consent of its people, through their elected representativesLimited Government-gives citizens more control on how they shape their local environment and policyFederalism-system of government in which sovereignty is constitutionally divided between a central governing authority and constituent political units Seperation Of Powers-an act of vesting the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government in separate bodiesChecks and Balances-counterbalancing influences by which an organization or system is regulated, typically those ensuring that political power is not concentrated in the hands of individuals or groups.Judicial Review-is the doctrine under which legislative,executive actions are subject to review by the judiciary.



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